Ford Fusion enters 2011 with more safety, technology and convenience offerings, including MyKey, available rain-sensing wipers and HD Radio. Integrated blind-spot mirrors have been added to cars without the optional Blind Spot Information System and the award-winning Ford SYNC communications and infotainment system can now be integrated with the available touch-screen voice-activated navigation system.
Fusion’s exterior design gives the car a sporty, upscale appearance along with aerodynamics that help reduce wind noise and improve fuel economy. The car’s front end sports a powerfully domed hood and aggressive grille, while underbody treatments further boost Fusion’s fuel economy.
The Fusion 2.5-liter I-4 engine offers 175 horsepower and 172 ft.-lb. of torque. Also available is the proven Duratec 3.0-liter V-6 engine producing 240 horsepower and 222 ft.-lb. of torque.
For maximum performance, the Fusion Sport features a 3.5-liter V-6 that has 263 horsepower and 249 ft.-lb. of torque delivered with regular unleaded fuel.
The 2011 Fusion features an all six-speed transmission lineup, including an available six-speed manual or automatic transmission backing the I-4 engine. New this year, I-4 automatic models are available with SelectShift manual gear control via a gear selector up/down button.
For 2011, Fusion Sport features a unique lower grille for a functional look, large beveled bright-tip dual exhausts, side rocker moldings, a decklid spoiler and unique Sport badging. With its even sportier look, larger, more powerful engine, aggressive 18-inch wheels and upgraded suspension tuning, the new 2011 Ford Fusion Sport is a dynamic addition to the lineup.
Base model estimated mpg: 22/31
Estimated starting price: $19,695
Compiled by Motor Matters